Panasonic proudly boasts that its Windows-powered Toughpad 4K Tablet is the only 4K tablet on the market, but it’s a bit of a, uhm, niche product, what with its 20in display 'n' all.
Consumers are on the verge of seeing 4K2K in the more orthodox 10.1in category, courtesy of good old Japan Display.
The announcement is made – in English, kindly – in a Japan Display Inc press release, with the 4K2K tablet display described as “ultra-high resolution”.
We’re talking 3840 x 2160, which multiplies out to nearly 8.3 million pixels, with a PPI score of 438 across 10.1in. To give those figures some context, the 9.7in Retina iPad Air comes in at 1536 x 2048 and 264PPI.
“As the 4K2K format is increasingly used in displays for televisions and camera devices, related image processing technologies and peripheral devices are evolving,” writes Japan Display.
“Centered on these technologies and devices, the trend towards higher resolution is permeating in the mobile area. The introduction of this product will open the way for high-reality immersive expressions of photos, video content and game content for tablets.”
Japan Display doesn’t mention any manufacturers by name, but it’s probably not too much of a stretch to imagine its 4K2K tablet display technology landing on shelves in time for Christmas.